Prepared, Not Scared


On August 20, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution proclaiming September 2019 as National Preparedness Month. September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.

This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters.” We can all take action to prepare by using the National Preparedness Month 2019 Weekly Themes to plan, practice and get involved. Watch for informative weekly emails from the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services highlighting the following 2019 Themes and follow StanEmergency on Facebook to get more information and resources.

2019 Weekly Themes:

Week 1: September 1-7 Save Early for Disaster Costs

Week 2: September 8-14 Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters

Week 3: September 15-21 Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters

Week 4: September 22-30 Get involved in Your Community’s Preparedness

Stanislaus County residents are encouraged to register with StanAware to receive emergency notifications. Citizens can register a phone number or numbers to be called in the event that an emergency or disaster affects pre-selected addresses within the County. The system will dial the telephone numbers registered and residents will hear a pre-recorded message involving the emergency. The message may contain special instructions to be followed by the citizens. For more information on how to register your phone number go to: or click on the link below.

Emergency Notification